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SummerWorks Gives Locomotives a Bath

video by Charley Reed

The UNO SummerWorks program worked alongside Lauritzen Gardens volunteers and staff Thursday, July 7, 2011 as they cleaned the two mammoth Union Pacific locomotives.


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Arts and Sciences Hall

Arts and Sciences Hall: UNO's Cornerstone

Before the University of Nebraska at Omaha was even truly a campus, let alone part of the University of Nebraska system, almost all of its classes were held in what is today known as Arts and Sciences Hall. Opened for classes in 1938, the building that started it all will hit the 75th anniversary of its approval later this year and its diamond anniversary for construction next summer. continue . . .



Regents Medal will Honor Irrigation Pioneer Robert B. Daugherty

The University of Nebraska's most prestigious award, the Regents Medal, will be presented today, July 15, in honor of the late Robert B. Daugherty of Omaha, the legendary irrigation pioneer and founder of Valmont Industries Inc. whose charitable foundation provided a $50 million gift last year to establish the university's global Water for Food Institute.

Daugherty – whose lifelong commitment to developing ways to use water efficiently and effectively to feed more people contributed to a dramatic increase in agricultural productivity – died in November in his native Omaha at age 88. His family will accept the medal on his behalf.

"Thanks to Bob Daugherty's foresight and generosity, the University of Nebraska is in a position to take a leadership role in solving a challenge that is critical both in Nebraska and around the world," said Board of Regents Chairman Bob Whitehouse. "Through its focus on the sustainable use of water for agriculture, the Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Institute has the potential to positively impact the quality of life for millions of people. On behalf of the Board of Regents, I want to express our deep gratitude to Bob Daugherty for the gift he has shared with the University – and the world." Read more.

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Free Financial Conference Offered July 21 by Family Housing Advisory Services

The third annual "Surviving in Today's Economy," a free financial conference and luncheon, will be held at the downtown Hilton Omaha on Thursday, July 21. The conference will run from 8 to 11:20 a.m., with the Community Difference Maker luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The keynote speaker will be Tom Hoenig, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In his remarks, Hoenig will discuss economic survival.The conference is hosted by Family Housing Advisory Services, Inc., and will cover raising awareness of finances, cutting expenses, taxes, saving strategies and suggestions for dealing with debt. Ken Kriz of the School of Public Administration at UNO will host one of the break-out sessions. Read more.

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July 28 Farewell Reception Set for Lina Traslavina Stover

The university community is invited to attend a farewell party for Lina Traslavina Stover on Thursday, July 28. The reception will take place at the UNO Welcome Center (Hayden House formerly Annex 24) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Please join Pre-Admissions & Orientation staff for cake and punch and to wish Lina luck in her new endeavors.  For party questions, email

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Campus Rec Offers Women's Self-Defense Summer Workshop

Wellness Stampede

This event has been designated a UNO Mav-Rec Wellness event.

Tim Gorham, an instructor from Six Point Self-Defense, will conduct a new two-day workshop for women at the Health, Physical Education & Recreation (HPER) Building in July. Participants will learn the basics of self-defense including a basic fight stance, different strikes and where to use them, ground assault defense, defending a car assault and choke defense. Women in the workshop will also learn to be more aware of their surroundings.

This summer workshop will be offered in Tuesday and Thursday, July 26 and 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. both evenings.

Registration is $25 for students, $35 for Mav Rec Members, $50 for Faculty/Staff (non-members,) and $75 for the public. Registration forms can be filled out at the HPER Control Desk.

Call Dave Daniels at (402) 554.2008 for more information. HPER's summer instructional programs are online at

The mission of Mav-Rec Wellness, UNO's health promotion program, is to create a culture of health and wellness among all faculty, staff and students. Health goals are encouraged through programming and initiatives that celebrate healthier lifestyle practices within the UNO community. For more information, visit

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University Housing Seeks Volunteers for Move-in

Staff from University Housing would enjoy having members of the campus community volunteer to help welcome UNO's newest students during move-in days, Aug. 18 and 19.

Dedicated volunteers are needed to help unload cars, pass out water and be that welcoming UNO face for students and their families.  Those interested can sign up online at

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Hold the Date - Freshman Convocation Is Aug. 26

Editor's note: Caniglia Field will now be the site for convocation. The rain location will be the Sapp Fielshouse. Hold the Date. UNO's Freshman Convocation will be held in the Strauss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall on Friday, Aug. 26, at noon. All faculty and staff are invited.

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Support UNO Through Social Media

Summer is the perfect time to become reacquainted with the UNO you don't know.

Find out all of the latest news and learn about what UNO has to offer by becoming connected to UNO through its multiple social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Foursquare.

Contact Charley Reed at or (402) 554.2129 to learn more about these sites.

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Strong Bones Fitness Class Offered at HPER

Interested in joining a supervised fitness class aimed at strengthening muscle and bone, reducing the risk of falling and enhancing movement quality in everyday life? Then join, Strong Bones. For more information, call (402) 554.3221.

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In the News

In the News

- The July 9 issue of the Lincoln Journal Star featured an article about population changes in Nebraska, quoting David Drozd, Center for Public Affairs Research.

- Nancy Edick, College of Education, was quoted in a July 10 Omaha World-Herald article on teacher preparation.

- Tom Gouttierre, International Studies and Programs and Center for Afghanistan Studies, spoke with a variety of local and national media outlets earlier this week following the death of Ahmad Wali Karzi: NPR, The Washington Post, The New York Times and Omaha World-Herald.

- A Midlands Voices column published in the July 8 issue of the Omaha World-Herald on global warming was co-written by Bruce Johansen, School of Communication.

- A guest column on China's government debt written by Shuanglin Lin, Department of Economics, was featured in The New York Times on July 7.

- The Nebraska Business Development Center, a program of the College of Business Administration, was featured recently in B2B Omaha, Strictly Business and Buy Veteran.

- The July 7 issue of the Omaha World-Herald featured a profile on the SummerWorks program, which is managed by the Service-Learning Academy.

If you are a member of the UNO community and have been interviewed by the media - local, state, regional, national or international - we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2762.

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In Print

- Robert Woody, Department of Psychology, authored an article titled "The Challenge of Reinvention," appearing in the current issue of the Florida Psychologist, published by the Florida Psychological Association.

If you've authored or edited a book, article or other text that's been published recently, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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On Stage

Collective Unconscious Theatre Preps for The Maids

This summer the Collective Unconscious Theatre at UNO will stage the French drama The Maids by Jean Genet, which follows the twisted role-playing fantasies of two sisters plotting to kill their employer.

Directed by Rachel Samson, The Maids runs at UNO's Weber Fine Arts Building July 28-30, and Aug. 4-6. Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show begins at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $8. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Nebraska chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. Read more.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an upcoming performance, we want to know about it. Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number.

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On Exhibit

Creative Writing Contest Works on Display at Criss Library

- "Through our Words:  Second Creative Writing Contest in Spanish Exhibit"

Now through Aug. 5

Osborne Family Gallery at Criss Library

Nebraska students in grades five through 12 were invited to submit poems and comics in Spanish for "Through our Words:  Second Creative Writing Contest" sponsored by the Department of Foreign languages, the Office of Latino/Latin American Studies (OLLAS) at UNO as well as the Nebraska Humanities Council.  This program was funded in part by the Nebraska Humanities Council and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

If you are a member of the UNO community and are involved in an exhibit, we want to know about it! Send an e-mail with the particulars to Please include a contact name and phone number. For more information, call (402) 554.2243.

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